Sunday, 10 January 2010

Snow snow and more snow!

Just how much white stuff can come out of the sky i ask myself!!, my kids have been off school since wednesday and they are going more then alittle stir crazy, not to mention a 3 year old that is soo upset as she was meant to start nursery at school on thursday and could'nt because of the snow!

Lets hope it goes away soon!.

As the kids have been driving me stir crazy i have kinda lost my mojo :(, although i do have some new items in my shops my latest being my knitted rings! ( i will prove my point that you can knit anything!), here they are .... The beaded flower one is in my folksy shop and the the button flower one is in my MISI shop, they keep your finger nice and warm!.

As its been soo cold outside, i have been browsing the shops on Folksy and Misi ( which i think you should do too!) and extending my faves list and i thought i would show you a couple of my all time faves.

This is Jazz and how cute is she!!!?? she is made by a very talented lady and you can find her shop here

My next fave to show you is this one, i have bought this one as a thankyou gift for my mum and had to tell her not to eat them, which my mum was really grateful for as she said they really do look good enough to eat, Handmade Fizzing Organic Chocolate Truffles Bath Melts, the very talented ladys name is thepinkfairycake and you can find her shop here, maybe you should check out thier shops (and mine!!) after all whats better then shopping from the warmth and comfort of your own home in weather like this?.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Peace for me today

As the kids were back at school today so all i had at home was my 3 year old, the peace was deafening lol.

Then i turn the tv on and hear about all this bad weather we are meant to be having!!, i really hope we dont get snow as i have a 3 year old that start nursery at school on thursday and shes been chomping at the bit all christmas to wear her school uniform so if they close the schools i'll have a very upset 3 year old, plus i have to travel up to see my dad at the weekend as we did'nt get to see him over christmas, the kids want to see if father christmas has left them any pressies there lol.

Well i managed to list my statement brooch, and a purse i have been working on, the brooch is in my folksy shop and the purse is in my MISI shop

now working on some chunky handwarmers with flowers, also thinking of jazzing up a headband with a huge flower just for me.

Still waiting on my first sale of 2010, wondering from which shop it will be from any guesses??, lots of loverly handknitted items there to keep you warm this cold weather!

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Love hearts, a bag giveaway and a love cat!

Well starting on the love theme i have made 2 love heart keyrings one for the button lovers out there! ( i cant be the only button lover out there can i??).
The button lovers keyring can be found in my shop on folksy and the other love heart keyring can be found in my MISI shop
They make great gift ideas and they are fairly large hearts so you would'nt be able to miss place your keys!!.
I seem to be going alittle mad on the love theme as i have a huge ( and when i say huge i mean huge lol) heart brooch in the pipeline, i think it will make a great statement piece.
Also on the needles at the mo is my love cat, not sure how he is going to turn out but you will just have to wait and see.
Have to mention a great giveaway i have found, its the most lush bag i have seen for a long time, i've entered so why dont you!!!

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Happy new year!!

Oh my god its been ages since i blogged!, i promise i will do better this year!.

I hope you all had a good Christmas and new year, i had a lovely family Christmas, i think all my children were happy with what father Christmas bought them!!.

I took part in MISI's secert Santa exchange and i was very spoilt with my gift it was beautiful, useful and very well made, check out my pictures to see how lucky i have been, what you cant tell from the photo is my name has been embroidered on the big notebook!.

Well now i have found out who my santa is i can shamelessly plug their MISI shop lol.

So drum roll please!!!!!! its sewembroidernut!!!, a very talented lady and heres the link to her shop so you can all go and buy something from this lovely lady!!

I have started to work on items for the new year so please keep checking my shops to find out more, although i will be blogging about them.

Sometime this year i want to plan a give away if you have any ideas as to what you would like to see as part of my giveaway then please leave a comment.

now i must get on with some exercises to work away the christmas excess ( i start back at rosemary conley thursday!!! eeeek!!) and i must knit!

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Catch up day!

The alarm clock did'nt go off this morning so after a big rush i finally got the kids to school just about on time, i hate when that happens as i'm bulit for comfort not speed lol.

Well i was trying the granny squares again usig the crochet for dummies book and i was finding that really quite hard so i googled granysquares blankets and found this pattern and thought that i would give it ago as its looked alittle easyier and it was, the square with yellow and black was my first an yes there are mistakes but the second square blue and black was my second attempt and i'm quite proud of it!, only 22 more squares that size to do and 6 larger ones then i can join together for my first blanket! :).

I am starting a new project for my stores so keep a watch out hopefully they will be up soon!

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

going bug eyed!

Spent the day going bug eyed today, trying to crochet a granny square ( i will get it right one day!).

blue square is my first attempt at dc, pink square is my second attempt!.

pink on the hook is my first attempt at a granny square ok going fairly well at this stage ( 5 mins later is a different story lol).

blue square is another attempt at a granny square but it does'nt look right to me! will it ever look right?, anyone looking at it have any ideas what i am doing wrong??.

Least the hook and yarn dont feel quite so alien in my hands now lol, suppose i thought it might easy for me to pick up considering all the years i have been knitting lol, just shows you how wrong a person can be!!!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

A dress thats not a dress??!!

Wierd title i know but i wanted to knit my 3 year old a dress so i searched and googled til my eyes hurt and i finally found a pattern i liked!, sizing was'nt quite right as it went 6 months, 2 years then 4 years so i thought well i'd make it in the 4 year old size.

It used stitches i was'nt used to so it took me about a week to finsh it only to find although i did it to the pattern there is no way its dress length!, unless my 3 year old is ultra tall for her age which she is'nt this can only be classed as a long top! ( unless the pattern maker wanted the knickers to be shown!). so really i'm back looking for another dress to knit!.

I have also decided to try to teach myself crochet, i've always wanted to do a granny square blanket but its soooooooooooooooo hard!.

I'm not going to give up though, i've tried to follow it on youtube but they go soo fast and even pausing it does'nt seem to help!, i'm all fingers and thumbs!. i'll post a pic when i finally get it cracked!!.